I have been around photography my whole life. My mom and dad operated a portrait/wedding/photo-finishing studio in St. Charles, Missouri, for more than 44 years. As a youngster I learned how to process black and white film and process prints. I started shooting weddings at 16. After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, I started my professional career in 1972 at the Carthage, MO Press. I joined Ralston Purina Company in St. Louis in 1977. I photographed every kind of animal during that time. I started my freelance career in 1995. I started documenting animal rescues of one sort or another in 1998: 110 animal rescues to date for the Humane Society of Missouri and the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal). Ten of these rescues have been for dog fighting. I documented the two largest fight dog rescues in US history, the Missouri 500 and the Alabama 367. I continue to document animal rescues and service other clients to this day.